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How to Make Sprinkles

4.79 from 38 votes
Learn how to make my Homemade Sprinkles recipe out of my Rolled Fondant. They will lift any cake or dessert into something Big & Bold!
How to make Sprinkles - easy homemade sprinkles that will jazz up your cakes and cupcakes

Hi Bold Bakers!

Did you know you could make your own Homemade Sprinkles?

When I made my own Homemade Fondant I ended up with leftovers that I didn’t want to waste. So I colored it, rolled it out and made my own Homemade Sprinkles, it was that easy! Learn how in the video and post below.

I couldn’t waste all of this fondant so I looked around online to see what I could do with it. And that is when I discovered how to make Homemade Sprinkles!How to make sprinkles, homemade sprinkles, sprinkles, how to decorate a cake, how to make homemade sprinkles

Color and shape the fondant any color you want depending on your baking project. Maybe you just want some pink sprinkles for a baby shower? Then you can create different shades of pink in cute shapes.

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I rolled out all of my fondant and cut it into sprinkles with a simple piping tip, because even if I don’t need it now I have it on hand for any “Cake Emergency” where I need a splash of elegance and color in a hurry. Best thing is they will last for months in an airtight container.

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Every cake needs sprinkles. They elevate the look of your cake, add color and always make desserts automatically look better.

I have expressed before that I am not a great cake decorator so I like to use little tricks to get big results, like using a butter knife to decorate my Funfetti Cake cake or the back of a spoon to decorate my Best Ever Chocolate Cake. Adding these Sprinkles on top transformed my dessert from a regular cake to a cake that screams celebration!

The best thing is you can make the color you want for your desserts and the exact shapes you need. It’s great to tell people you made your cake from scratch, including the sprinkles! I mean, who does that? We do on Bigger Bolder Baking! 🙂

Watch The Recipe Video!

Homemade Sprinkles

4.79 from 38 votes
Learn how to make my Homemade Sprinkles recipe out of my Rolled Fondant. They will lift any cake or dessert into something Big & Bold!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Learn how to make my Homemade Sprinkles recipe out of my Rolled Fondant. They will lift any cake or dessert into something Big & Bold!
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • Left over scraps of Fondant
  • Food dye if you wish to color the fondant

Instructions

  • If you want colored sprinkles add a little bit of food coloring using a tooth pick to your soft fondant.
  • Knead the fondant on the counter to work the color through evenly
  • on a counter dusted with icing sugar, roll out your scraps of fondant thin
  • Using a piping nozzle cut out your sprinkles. Let them build up in the nozzle before tipping them out.
  • Use whatever size piping nozzle you wish
  • Use different cutters and sizes to customize your sprinkles
  • Leave the sprinkles on a tray to dry out for a few hours
  • Store in an air tight container at room temperature for months.

 

 

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Tracy
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Tracy
2 years ago

Gemma, thank you for these instructions! A Google search brought me here and I’m glad it did. Have you baked these sprinkles into cookies? I’m curious how they affect the texture. The taste will be amazing no doubt. I have almost all of the LorAnn candy oils and use those for royal icing so I think they’d make great sprinkle flavorings too. It might be worth making a bunch of small batches in single flavors/colors to complement each other, like dark pink strawberry, red raspberry, blue blueberry, dark purple blackberry, maroon cherry, etc. I think this will be my gingerbread… Read more »

Sophia
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Sophia
2 months ago

I love your videos! I love to watch you bake and have watched a TON of your videos when we just found you out a few weeks ago! Definitely keep coming up with those AWESOME recipes!

mnekidwell
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mnekidwell
9 days ago

WOW Gemma!
I did not know you’ve got a sprinkle recipe! I’am going to try this tomorrow.
Do you think this would work in you mug cakes with the sprinkles in if you don’t have store bought?

I try to make one of your recipes each day.
♥ Your Bold Baker.

Temmylaw
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Temmylaw
1 month ago

hello, am new here from Nigeria, just to appreciate you.
Thank you for impacting knowledge .

Lynn
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Lynn
1 month ago

How dry should the sprinkles get? Mine are still somewhat soft, never got hard. Thanks

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Nupur
5 months ago

Hi Gemma, thank you for sharing the recipe. Can I make this out of moulding chocolate? My husband won’t eat fondant🙄
Tia
Nupur

Paige
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Paige
5 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I’m new to fondant making. I wanted to use this recipe to make into different shapes of sprinkles to decorate cookies. How long will they stay good on cookie? Texture wise, will they be fine if I keep my cookies in the refrigerator Along with the fondant sprinkles on after decorating ?

Adebanke
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Adebanke
9 months ago

Hello Gemma. Thanks a lot for this. Sprinkles taste like a glucose here in Nigeria. What can I add to the fondant to make it taste better. Thanks

Shweta Khare
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Shweta Khare
1 year ago

Hi Gemma! Thanks for your wonderful recipe.. really liked it . Can we use these sprinklers in confetti cake?

Jaya Khanna
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Jaya Khanna
1 year ago

Thank you for the link. This is great!

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